Ms. Findlay joined the Dayton Metro Library in 2008 as an Assistant Branch Manager. She was promoted to Branch Manager of the West Carrollton Branch in October, 2015. Leading book discussion groups and introducing patrons to new authors & genres is her favorite part of the job. She coordinates the Seed Lending Library and gardening programming. Karen's hobbies include gardening, cooking, reading and cats.
The West Carrollton Branch has five full-time employees and four part-time staff members, and four Library Aides. Our team is happy to provide a wide variety of library services and programming for the West Carrollton community.
An active member of the West Carrollton Regional Readiness Coalition and the West Carrollton Merchants Association, the staff at the West Carrollton Branch is reaching out to children, teens, adults, and seniors in many ways. Through their multiple Take It & Read sites across the city to their participation in Family Fun Day and the West Carrollton Farmers Market, the Branch is an active member of the community. Whether collecting food donations for the West Carrollton Food Pantry or hosting the West Carrollton High School Art Club - the community knows there is always something happening in their Branch Library.
Design work is nearly complete to renovate and expand the current branch. New features include a fireplace, a Quiet Reading Room, and meeting and study rooms. Construction will begin in the fall of 2017 and be completed in about one year. Click here to see renderings and a floor plan.